The NEA Foundation Has a Grant Application for You!

Photo: Educator Katrina Macht video chats with her students while in Panama

Educators are full of innovative ideas to improve their own teaching and their students’ learning. But in many cases, their schools and districts simply don’t have the funds to implement these projects. What’s a creative educator to do?

Apply for an NEA Foundation grant! The next deadline is June 1, which gives you plenty of time to figure out the details of how to put your ideas into

Professional Development and Educational Grant Opportunities From The NEA Foundation

The applications for the NEA Foundation’s Global Learning Fellowship have closed, and we have been overwhelmed by the response! It blew us away that our first ever open application resulted in more than 450 applications! Many thanks to all who

Our 3 Most-Read Blogs of 2016

In 2016, many educators like you applied for our education grants and explored our free global lesson plans. It’s no surprise then that our three most-read blogs of the year, below, covered grants and global learning. 

Did you miss out on

Combining Fun with Fundamentals: Innovative Education Programs in the 21st Century

We recently talked to Joe Pizzo, an English educator at Black River Middle School in Chester, New Jersey. His NEA Foundation Learning and Leadership grant helped him develop a project that’s still engaging students years later, so we

11 Awesome Education Grants to Apply for This Summer

As final exams wrap up and students and educators part ways for the summer, it’s natural for educators to want to take a breath and unwind from a hectic school year. However, it’s also an excellent time to think ahead and look for

Lessons Learned: Multiplying First Graders’ Love of Math with NEA Foundation Grants

First grade teacher Diane Ward applies her NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grant to rethink math class. Ward and her grant co-applicant, Laurel Donley, who both teach at Clearmount Elementary School in North Canton, Ohio, set up stations with

Lessons Learned: NEA Foundation Grant Gets Preschoolers Communicating

We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. Katrina Moreno and Karen Young-Jones, preschool para-educators from Port Arthur, Texas, hope that their students can cash in on those words by becoming photographers. They told us a

Hey NEA Foundation Grantees, Show Us Your Innovative Work!

We know our NEA Foundation grantees do innovative and important work, and our hope is to share knowledge gained from your grant projects with other educators. 

Would you and your students like to be featured? Here’s how! Send us videos and

Teaching How to Teach: Meet Excellence in Education Award Winner Debra McDonald

This blog series features five educators who will be honored by The NEA Foundation with the prestigious 2016 Horace Mann Awards for Teaching Excellence, $10,000 and recognition as one of the nation’s top educators. They will be celebrated at

Watch Education Leaders Talk Equity, the Achievement Gap and more on October 8-9, 2015


What can you expect to hear? This year’s live streamed event promises to unapologetically examine issues of equity and inclusion, teacher effectiveness, collaborative practice, and even lessons from Finnish education policies.

On October 8-9,

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